Scientists Call for Halt to Genetically Modified Babies

200368974-001After researchers at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou announced that they had successfully modified the DNA of human embryos, scientists from around the world called for an international ban on the procedure which could lead to the designing of babies with built-in genetic advantages.

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ACLU to Church: Provide Abortion to Immigrants!

Hispanic girlThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the federal government to obtain records related to reproductive healthcare policy for unaccompanied immigrant children provided by federally-funded Catholic agencies to determine if they are refusing to offer abortion and contraceptive care to these children.

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Utah Girl Scouts Start LGBT Troop

Utah Pride Center

Utah Pride Center

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

In an effort to make children of same-sex parents and those who are questioning their gender feel at home in the Girl Scouts, a Utah-based outreach coordinator has launched the first “sexuality-based” troop in Salt Lake City which will meet in the Utah Pride Center.

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Faithful Sisters Protest Day of Silence

marin catholicCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

A Catholic high school in the troubled Archdiocese of San Francisco is the scene of a new uproar after a group of faithful Dominican Sisters walked out of their classrooms last Friday to protest the national Day of Silence which is orchestrated by an organization that promotes homosexuality among school students.

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Assisted Suicide Bills Failing Across U.S.

euthanasiaAdvocates of assisted suicide hoped the high profile suicide of a 29 year-old brain cancer victim named Brittany Maynard last fall would revive efforts to make assisted suicide legal across the country, but measures introduced in four states have already stalled due to lack of support.

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